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We don t live alone We are responsible for each other A policeman interrupts a rich family s dinner to question them about the suicide of a young working class girl As their guilty secrets are gradually revealed over the course of the evening, An Inspector Calls , J B Priestley s most famous play, shows us the terrible consequences of poverty and inequality The other powerful plays in this collection Time and the Conways , I Have Been Here Before and The Linden Tree explore time, fate, free will and the effects of war A vastly talented and exceptionally versatile and wise writer Iris Murdoch Priestley was volcanic, fertile and never dull Anthony BurgessIf you enjoyed An Inspector Calls, you might like Arthur Miller s Death of a Salesman, also available in Penguin Modern Classics....

Title : An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)
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ISBN : 014118535X
ISBN13 : 978-0141185354
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Penguin Classics Auflage New Ed 29 M rz 2001
Number of Pages : 304 Seiten
File Size : 684 KB
Status : Available For Download
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An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics) Reviews

  • Susanne Keßler
    2019-05-08 13:07

    Jeder Kenner der englischen Sprache lässt sich Priestleys Stücke auf der Zunge zergehen.Unnachahmlich britisch, mit feiner Spannung - ein Lesegenuss erster Güte.

  • Viktoria
    2019-05-20 15:06

    ich habe mir das buch gekauft, nachdem ich es nach langem suchen endlich gefunden habe. zu schulzeiten habe ich es gelesen und die geschichte "I have been here before" hat mich seither nicht mehr los gelassen. daher hab ich mir sehr gefreut, als ich es endlich wieder in den händen hielt. es ist leicht zu lesen und dennoch ein großartiges werk.

  • bigheadted
    2019-04-24 16:17

    I initially bought this collection for my sister for Xmas. After she opened it, I spent the rest of the holidays reading most of it. And now I've gotten a copy for myself.I've read An Inspector Calls several times in the past, and it never stops delivering. Each reading raises more questions and searches for answers and sense, even while knowing this is a fictional scenario contrived by a clever author. I often wonder if Priestly had an answer for all the questions.Time and the Conways is one of those plays where, once it ends, you're like "WTH happened?" And then "What didn't happen?" I had read about the play but actually reading it was a great experience. I look forward to reading it again, especially the second act, to really dig my teeth into what's going on. Lastly, I read I Have Been Here Before. I knew little about this play going in and loved it. It's about changing our fate, and the hope that comes with changes that we consciously make to end cycles, both ones we are currently stuck in and ones we are stuck in throughout time. (I was concurrently re-reading Caleb Carr's The Alienist in anticipation of the new TV show, and Dr. Gortler and Dr. Kreizler started to merge into one...)These are truly great plays worth reading and seeing. (Do NOT watch movies of an Inspector Calls as they will show things that are only talked about in the play, which ruins act 3.) Priestly is a master at manipulating the hearsay of plays where we have to rely on characters, who may or may not be telling the truth, for the information that the audience has to work with.The class and power issues so often addressed by Priestly are as relevant now as they were back then. Priestly's cyclical use of time honestly made me a lot less hopeful for these same issues that we are dealing with today, which is why I'm glad I finished with I Have Been Here Before: the characters tear themselves out of their fated timelines and we don't know what comes next, except that it'll be different from before. And with that comes hope for all the characters, and all the characters they influence and will influence.

  • fiasco
    2019-05-19 07:59

    An inspector calls is a superior work; besides being uspensful it is disquieting in his anlysys of the characters in relation to the situation as it develops, their suprising turn as the play comes to an end..The other plays are good also even though not as perfect as the Inspector calls.

  • Chris
    2019-04-21 15:13

    Priestly produced a classic here - reading the play is not like reading a novel though, so if you are not familiar with reading plays then it might prove daunting. I had the filmed classic with Alastair Sim running through my head almost continuously and that was a big help. So much we can learn from this one play alone. So much...

  • Lloyd Prator
    2019-05-19 08:21

    Lousy play.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-25 08:20

    blegh is all i have to say